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opportunity for americans. at a time when our deficit has been cut in half, it enables us to meet our obligations to future generations without a mountain of debt. this adheres to the spending principles members of both houses and both parties agreed to. it also builds on that progress with what we are calling an opportunity, growth, and security initiative, that invests in our economic priorities in a smart way that is fully paid for by making smart spending cuts and closing tax loopholes that right now only benefit the well-off and well-connected. i will give you an example. right now our tax system provides benefits to wealthy individuals who save, even after they have amassed multimillion dollar retirement accounts. by closing that loophole, we can help create jobs and grow the economy, and expand opportunity without adding a dime to the deficit. we know the country that wins the race for new technology will win the race for new jobs, so this budget creates 45 high-tech manufacturing hubs where businesses and universities will partner to turn groundbreaking research into new indus
's fiscal outlook. we have cut the deficit in half as a share of the economy, experiencing the fastest fury of deficit reduction since the demobilization of world war ii. the budget continues this progress. bringing deficits down to a share of the economy to 2% by 2023 and putting the debt on a declining path. we've seen a notable and significant decline in health care spending growth over the last few years, in part due to the affordable care act, we know that over the long run, the growth of the health care costs continues to be our nation's most pressing fiscal challenge. that is why the budget builds on the savings and reforms to health reform law with additional measures to strengthen medicare and medicaid and encourage high-quality and efficient health care. we also know that revenue has to be a part of the solution to our nation's long-term fiscal challenges. given the aging of our population and the declining ratio of workers to retirees, we will need additional revenue to maintain our commitment to seniors, while also making the investments that are needed to grow our economy and e
of the conditions applied. difficult steps need to be undertaken to raise as gas prices and trim budget deficits, but ukraine should be given a long enough pleased so these reforms don't strangle a nation. today dealing with threats to its very existence. second, crimea. russia has invaded ukraine. make the mistake. they have done so in violation of the united nations charter and the very accord that they signed in 1994 guaranteeing crimea's territorial security. no doubt vladimir putin will soar him as his ally in ukraine president's office in no doubt he didn't like the fact united states voiced his strong support for the right of a sovereign ukraine to make independent decisions about its future partnerships. and no doubt, he is infuriated that the ukrainian people are now on their way to getting their way. this is not a schoolyard. you don't get to push around weaker or just because you don't like them. this is a 21st century. the reason we belong to organizations like the united nations, the reason we negotiate treaties like the budapest memorandum is because we now understand after centuri
. no more bail outs and it will not add a dime to the deficit. 5.5 billion, and money to go to the insurance companies to make up for the fact that not enough young healthy people are applying for obama carry. only 25 percent of those are young and healthy. and marco rubio read the obama care bill and full health care law and found this provision, butied dope inside of obama care section 1342, is authorization for what is known for risk corridors. this means when companies lose money dow to not enough people signing up for obama care as has been the case so far, taxpayers get stuck for the bill. the administration is calling it a temporary poll of money. now, maybe if you believe that obama care wasn't going to cost a dime you buy that explanation. most of the time when the government sends money in companies tdoesn't get the money back. >> i was looking at a summery of the budget proposal yesterday, he conveniently leaves out a chunk of spending. 60 billion in tax credit to finance the private coverage of obama care. i mean, that adds to the the deficit, does it not. >> 60 billion by the wa
deficit has been cut in half. it allows us to meet our obligations to future generations. from the heard president, deficit picture is looking better. much so that levels will be below where they were before the budget crisis. >> how do republicans react to away from the emphasis on deficit reduction act out >? >> john baeder came out and said that this was the most irresponsible budget yet of the obama has proposed. the president laster put out an all french to republicans and said he was willing to make changes to social security, medicare and other entitlement programs. those are all gone this year. for republicans to look at these budgets in the lines of what the established last year in terms of topline numbers under the agreement, this budget is something that will not move in the house of republicans. are viewed asts more of political documents as opposed to policy proposals. >> that really is right. especially this year. yep midterms coming up in november. the white house wanted to lay out policy priorities going forward to follow through on over the next eight months. the presid
speaker john boehner, and if you look at the deficit, it's been cut by more than half in 2009, the fastest deficit decline over a sustained period since world war ii, so would you acknowledge some progress is being made? >> yeah, i think it's a great point. if you look at the numbers, looks like quite a bit of progress has been made and the deficit has come down very quickly. that, of course, comes after a large rampup in the deficit where it grew by 800% before those four years, and i think more troubling is if you look at the nation's debt, where our debt levels are twice as large as they've been historically and are at historic highs and that's where the trouble is. while we've done a lot of deficit reduction, we've done it in the wrong way. we've focused on, i think, inadvertently through congress not being able to pick our policies on short-term measures that came out of the budget, which isn't where the problem is. what we should be doing is trying to replace those savings that came from the sequester that aren't as useful or long-term with more permanent and structural changes to en
with opportunity for all americans. at a time when the deficit is cut in half this allows us to meet our obligations to future generations without leaving them a mountain of debt. to the balance in congress but it also builds up on that progress with what we are calling an opportunity, growth and security initiative, that invests in our economic priorities in a smart way that is paid for with smart spending cuts and closing tax loopholes that right now only benefit the well-off and the well-connected. i will give you an example. right now the tax system provides benefits to wealthy individuals who save after they have amassed multimillion dollar retirement accounts. by closing that loophole we can help create jobs and grow the economy, and expand opportunity without adding a dime to the deficit. we know that the country that wins the race for new technologies will win new jobs so this creates 45 high-tech manufacturing hubs where universities and businesses will work for groundbreaking technology for new jobs in america. part of the reason we're here today is because education has to sta
to the federal deficit. h.r. 3370 enables congress to develop a long-term solution that protects local economies and holds government accountable. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlelady from maine seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. ms. pin grow: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i want to talk for two girls from maine. they both celebrated their eighth birthdays last month and are in second grade. ms. pingree: since their presents are just days apart they decided to have a joint birthday present. instead of presents, they asked for people to bring the most needed items from the food pantry. there was never a suggestion from a parent or teacher to do this, they planned it all themselves. i agree with their teach whore said, these two girls have some of the biggest hearts she's ever seen. their compassion and generosity is inspiring and i want to recognize and
when our deficit's been cut in half, it allows us to meet our obligations to future generations without leaving them a mountain of debt. >> woodruff: the 2015 deficit would decline, to $560 billion, but republicans today said the red ink, spending hikes and tax increases mean the plan is dead on arrival. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. >> rather than put together a constructive blueprint the two parties could use as a jumping off point, to get our economy moving and our fiscal house in order, the president has once again opted for the political stunt for a budget that's more about firing up the base in an election year than about solving the nation's biggest and most persistent long-term challenges >> woodruff: congressman paul ryan, the house budget chair, likewise called the obama plan a disappointment. in a statement, he said: >> woodruff: ryan offered an extensive critique yesterday of federal anti-poverty efforts. he's expected to release a republican budget proposal in the coming weeks. >> woodruff: some of the more notable pieces of the president's proposal, and expected
that there are lots of issues that are important. let's start wwth the debt. let's start with the incredible deficit and the size of government. >> we have a tax problem and a spending problem. and it basically came to a grounding all. lou: what are you going to do about lois lerner? dirty have the attorney general in contempt. what are you going to do a former senior irs official? he's basically told you guys to buzz off. i have a bill, hr 1950 that criminalizes this action. lou: retroactively? >> the question is what are you going to do about lois lerner who has told you guys to buzz off. >> we are going to make certain that there are two aspects of the story are told. hold people accountable and find out who did this. and you move forward with the legislation that holds people accountable if it haapens again. and i think the american people are shocked at what has occurred at the irs that the administration is doing nothing and we are going to work diligently to hold these people accountable to make sure this doesn't happen again. lou: no one is a bbgger fan of darrell issa than i am. and i think
with the incredible deficit and the size of government. >> we have a tax problem and a spendi problem. and it basically came to a grounding al. lou: what are you going to do about lois lerr? dirty have the attorney general in contempt. what are you going to do a former senior irs offcial? he's basically told you guys to buzz off. i have a bill, hrr 1950 that iminalizes this action. lou: retroactively? >> the questio is what are you going to do about lois lerner who has told you guys to buzz off. >> we are going to make certain that there are two aspects of the story are told. hold people accountable and find out who did this. and you move forward with the legislation that holds people accountable if it haapens again. and i think the american people are shocked at what has occurred at the irs that the administration is doing nothing and we are going to work diligentlto hold these people accountable to make re this doesn't happen again. lou: no one is a bbgger fan of darrell issa than i am. and i think you know that. you and your committee have done brilliant work. i do think that you r
it is important to put in perspective that the budget deficit is not being driven by spending on domestic programs like this. it is driven by a slow economy. >> certainly entitlements. >> no. >> 60 percent of it. >> alisyn. that was my next point. but this is different from medicare and social security right? you look at the overall budget it is misleading for the republicans to tell the american people if they can get the budget deficit in better shape by cutting programs. it is it a very, very small part of the overall budget. we can always make government work better and i trust paul ryan is coming from an honest point. >> the war on poverty 50 years later. >> last thing you expect to interrupt your grocery shopping right here. >> i thought he was going to stop but he kept on driving through. >> you will learn who is behind the wheel. you will see that in a moment. >> plus matthew mcconaughey injecting faith in hollywood's glamous night. >> first of all i want to thank god. i look up to it him. he graced my life with opportunities that are not of my hand or other human hands. which would be fin
on a severe deficit. the storm brought heavy surf, including a huge wave that crashed into a restaurant in santa barbara yesterday morning. to the south, residents were cleaning up today from flooding and mudflows in the los angeles area. that dropped anywhere from a couple of ifnches to almost a foot of rain on the state. >>> when "nbc nightly news" continues on this sunday, was it murder, or was it an accident? the trial of former olympian oscar pistorius gets under way in south africa. >>> and later, a royal road trip. the first for britain's newest little prince. >>> he is one of his country's greatest athletes, a symbol of triumph over adversity that carried oscar pistorius with his artificial legs all the way to the olympics two summers ago, representing south africa. but tomorrow he faces what perhaps will be his greatest challenge as he goes on trial, charged with murdering his girlfriend. our report tonight from nbc's ayman mohyeldin in pretoria. >> reporter: it's being called south africa's atrial of the century. a star athlete who defied the odds to become the first runner to
quarter. champions league garden after that, desperate not to make too big an advantage -- two big deficit after the advantage. ." you are watching "france 24 our top stories of course the growing crisis in ukraine, the subject of today's inside look. joining us is the director of the polish institute of international affairs, joining us via skype. thank you for joining us, sir. all of this diplomatic wrangling comes a day after u.s. president barack obama warned moscow it was "not fooling anybody" over its involvement in crimea. there have been tough words exchanged between russia and the u.s. will the diplomats be able to overcome that animosity and come to some sort of solution? >> i think it will be extremely difficult because it is a situation where russia has invaded the territory of another country in breach of united nations charter, in breach of the rules of the organization for security and cooperation in europe and in violation of treaties between ukraine and russia. this is a situation that cannot be tolerated by the international community without raising these objections. at
fight, the deficit battle. he had a very difficult re-election. just a month before, he gave an interview with black enterprise magazine he said, i'm not the president of black america. he didn't want that idea that he was favoring one particular group. i did an interview before that election. and i found out that when he came down with his senior aids just week bfers he got re-elected, he had a yellow note pad. even if this wasn't an issue, he put criminal justice reform on there and he started pushing -- gwen: we've got to go. michael's more in story in "time magazine." >> we have to leave to give you a chance to support your local pbs station. but our conversation will continue online on the "washington week" web cast extra. it streams live at 8:30 and all ek long at pbs.org/washingtonweek. and that's where you'll find my take and why 1997 was such a big year for "washington week." we're accepting birthday wishes. we'll see you next week. good night. >> corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we went out and asked people a simple question -- how old
, don't be my friend. >> easily defensible. >> another stimulus plan. more debt, higher deficits, rob our children blind and you're all in support of it? >> it's not that i'm in support of it let's talk about what it really is. the numbers already been decided. that was the whole partisan thing that happened a few months ago, what we're going to quick et over is how that money's going to be divided. >> we're going to gut defense. >> you may have heard that it's an election year. is it at all possible that this is an election budget that every one of us knows is never going through? >> we're going to rob our children? >> no, we're not. >> it's not going to happen. >> you know it's not going to happen. >> it's an election year. fudge it. >> i concede the point counselor. >> good night, folks. >> i concede that point, it's not going to happen, the fact that he wants it. didn't we learn? sl. >> he doesn't want it, congress wants it. >> everyone in congress has to run in november, it's a democratic budget p. >> why do they waste our time in. >> that's how politics works. you don't think th
he is recommending for each show agency and the deficit projections for 10 years. they say it will be low work, but how to make at work. obama will not be including the chain cpi proposal. inflation is measured that would have the effect of lowering social security benefits and other federal benefits. the aarp andsed by liberals in congress. arguing itthat out, was a all a branch for republicans. not willing to do a big deal on the deficit in order to get things under control. by taking that out, they will lose 230 billion or so in deficit reduction. already we know one of the ways will be assuming the senate passes and immigration overall. go much does that cost you these are the kinds of things we will be looking for. perhaps the least effective budgets we have seen in years because congress are it has a toplines appropriations number for this year. they are are ready holding hearings. this is entitlement overhaul out of the midterm. how is the budget actually released today, and to are the surrogates that the white house is sending to capitol hill over the next coming da
of people felt was ungovernable, chiefly because of the budget deficit and now there's a surplus. is there a national leadership lesson that california provide? >> you've got to be tough on spending. at the end of the day, fiscal discipline is the fundamental predicate of a free society. and you just have to maintain that. secondly, you do have to find a way to create a governing consensus or coalition. in california, we do have a majority democratic party. and we don't have the any constitutional blocking points like the 60-vote requirement in the senate or the division of parties in the house between the house and the senate. >> it is interesting, is there a lesson for president obama no matter how liberal you are, you said, here the president's about to present a budget where he's saying look, the deficits are coming down for now. we've got to spend more. we're only going to get the economy going in a meaningful way if we spend more on infrastructure and the loo i can. >> yeah, spend more but in the framework of adjusting your long-term liabilities so we're in balance. so that
broken, it's costing taxpayer money, covered california will be going into deficit -- >> the irony there -- you know your state betterment you have a democratic governor, democrats in control of both houses in the legislature. i see this in maryland where the democrats run the show, enif you want to lay it on the republicans and whether they go along, it's fraction of the problems they're encountering now. so you have to worry more, those who are pushing the healthcare law, be they on left or the right. you have to look under your own hood because it's your own party's governors jostling the problem. >> they don't want to look under their own hood. they want to blame the republicans. blame everybody but themselves -- >> or just rush the signups like we saw in maryland and ask questions later, just get them in, get them in, get them. in, ask questions later. >> they're in panic mode. they see the failure and they want to shift the blame, but what has to happen, the governors and the state legislatures that are supporting obamacare, the senators and congressmen that are supporting ob
happen to like, is going anywhere. >> what do you like about it? >> the deficit is going down considerably. >> is that from fiscal reform or from the economy growing? >> i think it is both. the sequester, which i did not happen to think is an intelligent approach, has been effective. have beenwe increasing revenue because of the economic recovery and the composition of the recovery. those two things and some others have resulted in the deficit coming down considerably. it is projected at 3.1% of gdp. it is way down. it was over 9%. we should step back and recognize that is good progress. you could debate who is responsible, but it is good progress. second, some of the initiatives, let's just take infrastructure, are so vitally needed. both sides agree, it is just how to pay for it. it is not going anywhere. senator johnson is right. it is an election year. this budget will just sit there and not be acted on. >> senator, you are saying it does not address the big issues, which you mentioned, entitlement spending. there were no big numbers around cutting social security or any o
have large budget deficits, when we move out to 2018, baby boomers begin to retire if great numbees. lou: why are the republicans having a hard time remembering that it is about reducing will left of spending here? why is that difficult in that document that he put out there, in my opinion, could have come from the obama white house. >> mm-hmm, that is -- how do you curb spending overtime, that is politically unpopular there is the problem. when you talk about changing tax code, people are not go many are not going to are having happy, if they lose tax deductibility of for municipal bonds. lou: i think this document will reside to the sidelines, at the very best. lou: there is really no escaping retal. >> hunl demands to be made of federal government not too many years from now. lou: john lonski thank you, we appreciate it. >> new reports city nationwide are doing away with red light cameras. among concerns about the red lights, what they really amount to, their worth. their invasiveness, what they increase traffic accidents. usage of these cameras has fallen. by 6% since 2012. 7 st
that the russian budget is experiencing is that they are having an expanding deficit at $110 a barrel. if we go back several years, they're doing rather well balancing the budget at $60 a barrel. every single increased difficulty in funding export into what is the kremlin our needs and that is a full flow of finance. >> how much substitution can there be? are there ways around the situation? >> no. the energy crisis in the ukraine will become acute and quickly. , thered no difficulty was an arrangement that had been set up between ukraine and russian gas prom -- and russian azprom. there were supposed to be an extension of credit. all of that is over. it is back to cash on the barrel head and ukraine cannot afford to buy natural gas. an lngalking about terminal outside of odessa, but that will not particularly help. one problem people have not really looked at yet is the ukrainians, like a number of people in europe, have been relying on toward coal to offset the natural gas pricing situation. there are some reverberations this morning from the netscape onetsk. internally, we are having an ene
for the deficit. >> it is slow and go if some years with a great alternate with caltrain and ace train running on time. muni experienced some delays but those are all cheered. back to san bruno with an update a car was over the embankment and the sig-alert is there but the car has been towed and is long gone and people are coming off of 280 around the turn to the eastbound ramp and they are skidding out. slow down. those curbs are very slippery. to the santa cruz mountains southbound 17, we have a solo spinout in the slow rainsa6ç and san mateo bridge is looking good but the fog and rain so take your time. the tail lights are headed over to foster city. >> seven things to know before you go. >> the morning news is back in 60 >>> good morning at 6:54 and traffic is looking okay at macarthur maze. it is foggy and misty in some areas. be came. >> seven things to know before you go: one, breaking news on the peninsula, the c.h.p. is on the scene of a car over an embankment that plunged 50' over the hill. the tow truck driver is pulling it on the road at 280 at connection ramp to eastbound 380. >>
a current account deficit, whether you are on the production side of commodities or the consumption side of commodities. clearly there are some particularly hard-hit emerging markets leaving the ukraine aside for a moment. you've got the now so-called fragile five, brazil, india, indonesia, south africa and turkey. and those are some of the most beleaguered areas. but there are also going to be some winners. we have a fairly optimistic view on china which is by far the biggest within the emerging markets sphere. >> wish we had more time to explore that with you. liz ann, always a pleasure talking to you. thanks so much. >> thanks for having me. >> liz ann saunders, chief investment strategist at charles schwab. >>> if you're wondering which well-known u.s. companies have some of the biggest exposure, among them are general motors. it makes about 100,000 cars a year at a plant near st. petersburg and it's hoping to expand operations next year. ford operates three plants with a russian automaker. exxon mobile formed an alliance with russia's state-owned oil company in 2011 exploring for oi
house can work together to improve the bottom loin when it comes to deficits and spending and taxes and cutting? well, i've read that senator patti murray said the senate will not produce a budget in response to the president's proposal. .i've read that the president's budget is going to largely ignore some of the common ground to fix entitlement programs and the like and be more of a gain document that he and his fellow democrats can run on in november. that's a terrible disservice. this country continues to spend a lot more money than we're bringing in the door. debt continues to rack up. medicare and social security continue to be on an unsustainable path. and the president, the person who is supposed to be in charge of the executive branch of government continues to campaign. but he's not going to be on the battle again. so to say it's a disappointment is a profound understatement. >> all right. senator john cornyn, sir, thank you for your time today. >> thanks, shannon. >>> the situation in ukraine developing minutes by minutes. russian soldiers we're told are now surrounding a
? >> anything would help. >> thanks for reading them. how do you rain? >> deficit but yeah curb your enthusiasm. >>> a local spelling bee. >> about 50 students across the bay area find out if training started months ago when tens of thousands of students faced off in their schools. 150 school winners then competed in the written spelling bee and today find out if they move on. >> we'll have our own competition for the next two weeks leading up to the bee in the spirit. we'll have our own word of the day. i always wanted to be. >> i have to warn you, i used to win spelling bees. >> i did too. so did mark twain. i will before my time. >> i'm so nervous, by the way. >> this is a word from the french. >> okay. >> it's easy. >> okay. >> impasse. >> seriously? >> no, impasse. >> okay. here we go. i-m-p-a-s-s-e. impasse. >> yes, very good. nicely done. >> that was an easy one. give me a harder one that that. what do i get? a trophy? >> a high five from me. hungry raccoon learns hard lesson about messing with a mother's babies. that story is coming up. >> i know frank mallicoat likes to call in sick b
reduced the deficit, two other goals came from two of their stalwarts late in the second half. defender car carlos pulo, richad barth al jazeera. >> it was a thrilling final round at the honda classic in florida where the title was decided in a four man playoff. tiger woods began seven shows behind, but he was forced to withdraw with a back injury. double bogey, four-over 74, missed the eagle putt, for the final hole of the outright win. henley, only second pag victory. >> it was a rush to be out there, playing with rory. i've never played or bean part of the crowd so big. it was just an amazing feeling. i feel like i kind of got them going and it was so much fun. i hope i can have a bunch more sundays just hike that in my career. >> i didn't -- like that in my career. >> i didn't play well enough to deserve the tournament. just wasn't in control. my golf ball coming down the stretch. but you know still had a chance to win the tournament, didn't quite do it, and just had an awkward distance from my second in the playoff and a couple of awkward lies, couldn't make birdie but it's been a
. >> the other thing is how weak the ukrainian government is, they have been running deficits, they have almost no money in their treasury. so what do you need to be strong? you need a good economy, right? >> we solved it all. >> next, mitt romney and sarah palin warned years ago about what is happening in russia today. they were mocked by president obama and others on the whole left. we have the tape. >>> and later, stars, selfies, and slices at the academy awards last night. stay tuned for our thoughts on the big show on this big show. >>> so, sarah palin could see russia from her house, or rather putin's threats. she warned us in 2008 if barack obama wins, his indecision and moral equivalence may spur putin to invade ukraine. she was mocked for it because as you know, she talks funny and stuff. who could forget the debate that obama had a lame joke that poked fun at mitt for calling him a foe. >> russia is a geopolitical foe. excuse me, it's a geopolitical foe, and i said in the same paragraph, i said, and iran is the greatest national security threat we face. russia does continue to battle
when our deficit has been cut in half, it laos us to meet our obligation to future generations without leaving them a mountain of debt. >> budget also did he vote money for highways and roadways. >> republicans have a different view on spending priorities and debt. what are they saying? >> john boehner calling it perhaps the president's most irresponsible budget ever. paul ryan says it isn't a serious document, it is a campaign brochure. ryan is working on a budget of his own which is expected to take a look at poverty programs noting some work, others don't. as for the president's blueprint, the top republican on the senate budget committee blasted it. >> this budget will not work. it's bad for america. it does not get us off the debt course we're on. it has total flimflam in it, it projects we're going to raise another 1.75 trillion. the last two budgets proposed an increase of a trillion dollars in taxes. this would almost tunnel the amount of tax increase. >> republicans say the president's plan spends, borrows, and taxes too much, gretchen. >> thanks. >>> fox news alert, health an
spending and not deficit reduction. the top republican on the senate budget committee says he wants to know when the president is going to get serious. >> this budget will not work. it's bad for america. it does not get us off the debt course we're on. it has total flimflam in it. in that it projects that we're going to raise taxes another $1.75 trillion. >> house budget chairman paul ryan said the president's budget is not a serious document. it is a campaign brochure. and aides say the soon to be le balance. >> mike emanuel live on the hill, thank you. >>> still ahead, what is the ukraine crisis doing to the u.s. space program. >>> first, the primary season kicks off in texas. it's eb. want to give your family the very best in taste, freshness, and nutrition? it's eb. want to give them more vitamins, omega 3s, and less saturated fat? it's eb. eggland's best eggs. eb's. the only eggs that make better taste and better nutrition... easy. eggland's best eggs. better taste. better nutrition. better eggs. it's eb. better eggs. your hepatitis c.forget it's slow moving, you tell yourself. i have
about saving money all the time and being concerned with deficits and being totally driven by that but not being concerned in saving money when people are in jail for marijuana and mandatory minimums that judges have said were awful and for nonviolent first time offenders serving lifetime sentences in jail costing us $30,000 a year. >> comcast is running this ad in new jersey where medical marijuana is legal. >> yo, you want sushi? i got sushi. i got tuna, salmon, sweet shrimp. i got the finest this area has seen in years. >> you wouldn't buy your sushi from this guy so why would you buy your marijuana from him? >> did i mention that it's national pancake day. marijuana, pancakes, sushi. >>> benjamin netanyahu stirred up controversial and joining me to talk, comedian and "daily beast" columnist and friend of the show, dean ovadala. let's start with pot. marijuana has been huge this year and the pot jokes are a gold mine, i'm sure, for your profession as a political comedian. >> on some level it is but i think we've jumped the shark on pot. when pat robertson came out in fro
the middle class or continue to reduce the deficits responsible he -- responsibly while taking steps to grow and strengthen the middle class. the american people have made clear time and again which approach they prefer, which is the approach that my budget offers and why i'm going to fight for it this year and in the years to come as president. >> the proposed military budget for 2015 is 570 $5 billion. the pentagon is seeking an additional $79.4 billion in war funding, even though most u.s. troops are supposed to withdraw from afghanistan by the end of the year. won al giant chevron has major victory in a lawsuit it brought against victims of its pollution in the war. a group of indigenous ash indigenous plaintiffs won a landmark $9 billion judgment in 2011 for widespread contamination resulting from toxic dumping by texaco, which chevron later bought. chevron sued the victims and the the u.s.torney -- and attorney. on tuesday, u.s. district judge lewis kaplan agreed, ruling the plaintiffs used "corrupt means" and barred collection of their $9 billion judgment in the united states. in a st
's ever proposed for, not for reducing deficit but more domestic spending. we've had huge spending increases, so those are such nonstarters, i don't see how you get common ground. granted, we're living under another budget agreement for now. but it's clear he's moving farther to the left to try and -- for those reasons and he's not trying to move to the middle. >> congressman, you said that three times, he's moved to the left, it's a nonstarter. does that mean i can't ask you about closing loopholes or -- >> yeah, sure, go ahead. >> are there any ways in which you all could maybe come to something and end up with one or two or three of these things and get some of the things that you want? >> yeah, so we just -- our chairman of the ways and means committee, dave camp, put out a specific discussion draft of tax reform, which does just that. it closes loopholes. instead of using the money for spending which increases the deficit -- he has $1.8 trillion in tax increases, half goes for spending. we're saying take the loophole closures and use it to lower tax rates to grow the economy.
term on trying to boost job growth. over the ten-year window you will see steadily declining deficits. at the end the period i think you'll see a declining debt-to-gdp ratio. that's the right trajectory. >> yesterday we had warren buffett on the program. he said he thinks the proposal would be to boost the earned income tax credit even more, expand that in a bigger way. that's a way to boost wages for people that are working without looking at job losses by raising the minimum wage. how about offering it to a wider variety of people and taking the minimum wage proposal off the table? >> these things are not mutually exclusive. there's no reason you can't work at both ends here. >> is it something you would offer if you did a broad -- not what you're talking about right now, but boosting the income tax credit in a big way, offering it across the aisle as a way of finding compromise, in instead of looking at one from another. i think that would be something republicans would take on heartily. >> we're willing to consider any ideas republicans put on the table. the president is putting t
on personal character traits, which is you have a deficit of hope and a surplus of hurdles. so they try to deal with the hope part of it. they say let's build you up, build this character up because you have all the hurdles to deal with. i say let's do both things as once. you have to deal with the structural problems, all the things we say that are not really getting covered but they are. because if somebody is predatory lending for mortgages and that's disproportionally black people, that is structural racism. that is a structural violence against the black family, against the black community, against black men. every one of those things, whether it be mass incarceration or disproportionate drug arrests or any of that, violence in schools or suspensions of black boys higher ratio. so we have to look at those and call those out for what they are and say, we have to deal with all of those both what the boys need to do differently but what we need to do differently as a society. >> i also want to bring in boyce watkins founder of your black world.com. boyce some people already on board w
the biggest deficit of our lives since the cold war ended. >> pressure is on the mid-west to do something. >> this will get worse before it gets better. >> you got to believe it's over. >> we have to be in this for the long haul. >> it's now unclear just what the west can do about it. >> john kerry arrived in ukraine tomorrow. >> putin is not going to back off this w
and deficit and entitlement reform and all of those things. this president likes his government super sized. this budget will never balance. and i think the president wants taxpayers to pay more so that washington can spend more >> what i read is he is asking for million in new spending. does that go anywhere? >> i don't think it does. last time he had a budget, not even any of the democrats voted for it. his policies make it harder to get back to work. >> $17.4 trillion is the debt clock. that is ridiculous. in three years from now, you will be $19 trillion? how is that acceptable to anybody? trying balance a book in washington, d.c. >> what we will see is the fastest growing part of the budget is interest on the debt. the president added $6.9 trillion in the debt. this continues to be a driving issue for the country. you know, we are not going to be able to sustain the safety net with this debt and interest. >> i think the viewers get it, too. what other republican options do we have? >> the options are to say let's deal with the issues we know get people back to work. we have a health ca
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